The Buffalo Bills added a fifth running back to the roster Tuesday by signing Senorise Perry to the 53-man squad. Perry takes the spot of Zay Jones, whose trade on Monday to the Oakland Raiders was made official.
Perry spent training camp with the Bills, wearing O.J. Simpson’s No. 32, and was placed on injured reserve with a quadriceps injury on Aug. 31. He was released on Sept. 4.
Perry figures to play a role on special teams. He led Miami in special teams tackles last season with nine and played 301 special-teams snaps, which ranked 60th in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. The 6-foot, 210-pound Perry entered the NFL out of Louisville in 2014.
About of the third of the teams in the NFL keep five running backs, and the rest keep four or three. The elevation of Duke Williams and the trade of Jones keeps the Bills at six wide receivers. Most teams keep at least six wideouts.
The Bills released running back Byron Marshall from the practice squad.